Warriors vs. Cavaliers: Live Score and Highlights for 2015 NBA Finals Game 4

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2015

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gambled on Andre Iguodala, and the payout was massive.

Kerr started the 6'6" Iguodala over seven-footer Andrew Bogut, giving the Warriors a super-small whirling dervish of a lineup that led to a 103-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Iguodala's defense on LeBron has been key all series, but it was his offense in his lone start that truly sparked the Warriors. His 22 points were tied with Stephen Curry for team-high honors. He also hit as many threes as Curry, going 4-of-9 from distance.

The Warriors also got bounce-back games from their duo of combo forwards, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes. Green went for 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Barnes pitched in with 14 points and eight rebounds.

The increased pace, born of Iguodala's placement in the starting lineup, opened up the offense for everyone. 

Cleveland, meanwhile, appears to finally be hitting a bit of a wall. With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love out, James is carrying an unbelievable load. It weighed him down on the way to 20 points on 7-of-22 shooting. His supporting cast, with the exception of Timofey Mozgov, was pitiful.

Matthew Dellavedova, he of the recent cult status, went 3-of-14 and had three turnovers. Iman Shumpert was 2-of-9. J.R. Smith was 2-of-12.

Mozgov, though, was a monster. Against the diminutive Warriors front line, the Russian big man feasted. He had a career-high 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting, to go with 10 boards.

It's hard to imagine Cleveland being able to slow the game much more than they already have, but they may need to in order to retake the series lead in Game 5. Post-ups with Mozgov were the only consistently effective set Cleveland had.

He'll likely get plenty more of those looks during Game 5, Sunday in Oakland at 8 p.m. ET.